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Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Spare the Air Day

5:00 AM
Any mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Utility Ride

Do a Utility Ride on any Spare the Air Day and get club credit for your miles & grizzly. I'll announce StADs to the elist, or sign up for alerts at http://www.sparetheair.org/ . Email or call in your miles to me and I'll compile them and send them in - separate emails for each StAD preferred, multiple riders in one email is fine.
Jenn Rodriguez
jennrod12@gmail.com 408-243-2646

Mon, 1 Sep 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Not to Labor the Point

9:00 AM
24 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Labor Day

Meet at the lightrail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield. We'll take a nice ride past the reservoirs with a stop for lunch/snack. This is a group ride with regroups along the way.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Social Climbers

9:00 AM
25 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Hicks West,Reynolds

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at Houge Park at the intersection of White Oaks Ave and Twilight Dr. in San Jose near Hwy 85 and Bascom Ave. for a quick spin up two goats. All paces welcome and faster riders can go off of the front.
Tina Shaner
tshaner1@pacbell.net 408-425-3038 (cell)

Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Marine Goats

9:00 AM
60 mi, 5 MB, 8000 ft

Billy Goat
Fairfax-Bolinas East,Fairfax-Bolinas West,Mt Tamalpais,Conzelman

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at Deer Park (end of Porteous Ave) in Fairfax. Route map is at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3230043. Stop at Conzelman on the drive home for an extra goat.Please bring food and plenty of water. All Paces welcome and faster riders can go off the front.
Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com 408-828-2680

Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Saratoga Maze

9:30 AM
40 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Regnart Road

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the VTA Park-and-Ride off Winfield, across from Almaden Lake. We'll do the Saratoga Maze, include Regnart as an option, followed by lunch in Quito Village.
Bob Head
bnbhead@comcast.net 408-218-6556

Dorothy Peterson
dorothy.peterson54@gmail.com

Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Labor Day Sunset Spinner

5:00 PM
20 mi, 2 MB, 600 ft

Grizzly Bear
Labor Day

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Last chance workout, recovery ride or just more miles for the stats junkies. This ride will be a quick, mostly flat with a few small bumps, loop through San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga.

Meet at the Starbird Park restrooms on Starbird Circle and Boynton Ave in San Jose. Ride will be led at an MB pace, with one or two quick regroup. Faster riders may go ahead and slower riders must be able to navigate and ride alone. Head-lights and tail-lights recommended.

Route: http://bit.ly/SunSpin1
Stan Lim
cycleslim@gmail.com 408-464-8560

Tue, 2 Sep 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Tue, 2 Sep 2014
Our Favorite Kids

9:00 AM
54 mi, 4 M, 6,000 ft

Billy Goat
Skyline South 2,Old La Honda West,Skyline North 3,Skyline North 2,Skyline North 1,Skyline South 1

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** For this week's only Our Favorite Kids ride, we'll do another early start to finish what we started last Saturday - ride all of the more rustic part of Skyline, between Bear Creek Road and Hw 92. Start and finish in the Hy 9/Skyline parking lot. First the route sheet leads us north 14 scenic miles on Skyline to Alice's Restaurant at Hw 84. Since it will be too early for lunch, bring food for later. We will then drop down 84 to climb back up secluded OLH West. At Skyline, a turn south heads us back to the start/finish. The easy riders will head home and the more energetic riders will begin a beautiful southerly 21 mile excursion on Skyline to Bear Creek Road and back. Longer options may start in Saratoga or include a trip to Boulder Creek.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Tue, 2 Sep 2014
San Carlos Hill Climb

9:30 AM
32 mi, 5 M

Billy Goat
Edgewood,Hastings/Club,Ralston Ave

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From San Jose take 280 North and exit on Edgewood Rd. Cross Edgewood into the Park n Ride lot. If lot is full, go up to the parking area on Edgewood just before Canada Rd. Get a workout doing these climbs and still have time for afternoon activities. Feel free to do fewer or more nearby goats. Bring adequate food and drink for the ride.
Millie Kitchin
milkitchin@verizon.net 408-234-2293

Tue, 2 Sep 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Join us for our monthly ride to a local golf course for lunch. We'll be riding Uvas Rd. to Bailey, south on the bike path to Coyote Creek Golf Course. Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), left on Monterey Rd., 2nd right into parking lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's). LM pace with regroups.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 2 Sep 2014
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the First Congregational church parking lot at the SE corner of Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, 95150. We will head out to Saratoga/Los Gatos for some warming libation. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
408-315-7286

Tue, 2,9,16,23,30 Sep 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 2,9,16,23 Sep 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 3 Sep 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Wed, 3 Sep 2014
Wednesday Metcalf Mauler

9:30 AM
33 mi, 5 M

Billy Goat
Metcalf

Meet at the Winfield Avenue entrance to Almaden Lake Park near the restrooms. We will ride along the foothills then climb Metcalf Road. Return will be via San Filipe Road and Yerba Buena with a coffee/lunch stop in the Evergreen area.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Wed, 3 Sep 2014
Nice and Easy

9:30 AM
20 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at Congress Springs Park in Saratoga on Gen Brae Ave near Cox. We will do a leisurely ride north to a good coffee spot.
Linda Liebermann
zobie62@mac.com 408-374-1257

Wed, 3,10,17,24 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 4,11,18 Sep 2014
Thursday Trek

9:30 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 4,11,18,25 Sep 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Thu, 4 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers Bohlman Afternoon

4:45 PM
25 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Bohlman

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join us for an afternoon goat ride. Meet in front of Prospect HS West parking lot, at Prospect Rd and English Dr. in Saratoga. All paces are welcome. Faster riders may ride ahead and feel free to collect extra nearby goats. Ride leader will lead from the rear at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroup as needed. Do bring water and snacks.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Thu, 4 Sep 2014
Impromptu A.W.D.R.

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 4 LM

Mountain Goat
Arastradero Regional Preserve

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** After Work Dirty Ride. We will meet in the Arastradero Park parking lot at 6:00 pm. Bring all necessary supplies. No one left behind. Hope to see you there.
Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com 408-826-2546

Fri, 5 Sep 2014
Riding the Eastside

9:00 AM
27 mi, 5 LM-M, 2700 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Lower,Quimby East

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Join me for a ride on the Eastside! Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Rd. San Jose. No lunch stop on this ride, so come prepared to do the distance with water and snacks. Expect a social ride with regroups. Wet pavement cancels. Please print your route sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2135949
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Fri, 5 Sep 2014
TGIF

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the restroom at Almaden Lake Park (on the east side of the park) off Winfield at near Coleman and Winfield. We will do a leisurely ride out to Los Gatos, and down the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Willow Glen for coffee. This is a social ride, nobody left behind. You can park on the street or at the Park-n-Ride across Coleman to save a possible parking fee.
Andy Leach
aleachy@aol.com 408-268-7058

Fri, 5 Sep 2014
Friday Adventure Alviso-Guadalupe River

9:30 AM
42 mi, 1 M

Grizzly Bear
None

Meet at the Winfield entrance to Almaden Lake Park near the rest rooms. We will ride the Guadalupe Bike Pathway to Alviso and return using the same route. Lunch will be at Five Guys on North 1st Street just off the bike pathway near highway 237. There are other options for lunch/drinks in the same shopping center. Ride co-leaders are Leo Hartung (408-997-1979) and Bob Head (408-218-6556).
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Sat, 6,13,27 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers Bohlman Morning!

7:00 AM
25 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Bohlman

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join us for an early morning goat ride. Meet at Rainbow park, 6155 Rainbow Dr, SJ, across from Lynbrook HS, by the picnic/restroom area, on Donington Dr. All paces are welcome. Faster riders may ride ahead and feel free to collect extra nearby goats. Ride leader will lead from the rear at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroup as needed. Do bring water and snacks. Please note NO ride on the 20th.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Los Gatos to Half Moon Bay

7:30 AM
108 mi, 5 M-MB, 10000 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 9 North Lower,Hwy 9 North Upper,Stage,Higgins/Purisima,Lobitos Creek,Tunitas Creek

Starting at the Los Gatos Park N Ride between University and Santa Cruz Aves, we'll head up to Hwy 9 to Skyline then out to the coast up to Half Moon Bay for lunch at San Benito House after a photo op at The Bike Hut on Tunitas Creek Rd. Route description, route sheet & GPX file are here: http://tinyurl.com/lgtohmb
Lane Parker
lane_parker@yahoo.com 408-398-1434

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Breakfast Ride

8:30 AM
14 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet at Campbell Park - Gilman and Campbell Ave, west of Hwy 17. This (first Saturday of every month) ride is a great way to meet new people and see what the club is like. Bring a few dollars for your pancakes and coffee at the halfway point.
Ralph Coole
408-264-4937

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras – Convict Lake

8:30 AM
38 mi, 3 LM-M, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
None

This is the first ride of the Eastern Sierra series. Acclimate to the altitude with this ride to beautiful Convict Lake. Option to do only 34 miles and 2,200’ of climbing. Meet in Mammoth Lakes, CA at the Best Western High Sierra at 3228 Main St. Lunch after the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Lunch in Pescadero

9:00 AM
61 mi, 5 M, 6400 ft

Billy Goat
Moody,Page Mill Upper,Pescadero,Alpine West

Meet at McKenzie Park, on Fremont Ave near Springer and Foothill. Ride # MKP061. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Riding the Eastside to Sunol

9:00 AM
51 mi, 4 LM-M, 3855 ft

Billy Goat
Calaveras/Lower,Calaveras/Upper,Calaveras/Backside,Kilkare Rd

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join me for my favorite ride on the Eastside! Bring your lunch or snack and we will have a picnic in the park in Sunol after we climb Kilkare. We will return on Calaveras. Please plan on a social ride with regroups. Wet pavement cancels. Meet at the Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Rd. Please print your route sheet http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5718092
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Bici Bike Grizzly

10:00 AM
35 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Leave from the Bici Bike Shop on Cottle and Rochester. We'll go down Santa Teresa and Hale to Morgan Hill for lunch or refreshment at Erik's Deli or Starbuck's. return is on the Coyote Creek Trail.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

William Betparoo

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
To Dianas Fashions Grand Opening

11:45 AM
0-10 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Ride your bike to the grand opening of Diana Axtell's new store, located at 5489 Snell Ave one block north of Blossom Hill Rd. Near by is the bike trail at the still under construction Martial Cottle Park at Branham and Snell. Stop by anytime between 12:00 and 4:00 for free food and possibly prizes.
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Grizzlies Going for Goat to Sanborn

1:30 PM
28 mi, 5 M, 470 ft

Billy Goat
Sanborn

Late lunch at Blue Rock Shoot in Saratoga Village following the steep cool climb in the redwoods. Meet at Bramhall Park, Willow St. and Camino Ramon in Willow Glen. Returns by dark [View Route Sheet]
Marvin Laurence
damervclub107od@aol.com 408-292-6359

Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 PM
27 mi, 3 LM

Billy Goat
Carr/Anzar,San Juan Grade

Enjoy these two lovely goats in San Benito County, seen from both directions. The ride will be sociable and the pace leisurely, with no one left behind. Bring something to munch on along the way, and we can stop afterwards for lunch in San Juan Bautista if desired. Take Hwy 101 south past Gilroy, exit on Hwy 156 East toward San Juan. At the stoplight (sign says "Alameda") turn left and then immediately left again into the Windmill Market parking lot. Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sun, 7 Sep 2014
Breakfast at Shoreline Park

7:45 AM
16 mi, 1 SL

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet Pam Putman at 7:45 am for an 8 am start at McKenzie Park in Los Altos to ride to Shoreline Park in Mtn.View for breakfast at the Lakeside Cafe. We'll be riding on quiet residential streets and the Stevens Creek Trail.
Pamela Putman
PAMJEAN1017@HOTMAIL.COM 408-734-3429

Sun, 7 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - Devils Postpile & Lake Mary

8:30 AM
41 mi, 4 LM-M, 4600 ft

Billy Goat
None

From Mammoth Lakes, we’ll climb over Minaret Summit (el. 9,265’) on our way to Devils Postpile. The route doubles back over the summit and then climbs to Lake Mary (el. 9,000’). Option to do only 27 miles and 3,500’ of climbing. You may be charged to enter Devils Postpile. Bring money or your park pass. Meet in Mammoth Lakes, CA at the Best Western High Sierra at 3228 Main St. Buy lunch on the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Sun, 7 Sep 2014
To Market, To Market

9:00 AM
15-30 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Bring your shopping bags/panniers/backpacks as we are headed to a Farmers Market. But which one? Ride will now go to one of several markets, depending on the leader's mood. Meet at the Almaden light rail station behind the apartments near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. This is a group ride with regroups along the way.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 7,14 Sep 2014
J.A.M.B.A. Ride

10:00 AM
15+ mi, 4 LM

Mountain Goat
Various

JUST ANOTHER MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on rider input. Check the mtb@lists.actc.org site, or call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies. This is an LM/G ride---no one left behind. Hope to see you there.
Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com 408-826-2546

Sun, 7 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers

10:00 AM
25 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
Stevens Canyon,Mt Eden/Pierce

*** IMPROMPTU FOR CREDIT *** Join me on my most favorite neighborhood goat ride. Meet at Rainbow Park (5801 Rainbow Dr SJ, 95129) across from Lynbrook HS, by the picnic/restroom area on Donington Dr. All paces welcome. Ride will be led at LM pace with regroups as needed. Fast riders may ride at their own pace. Riders are encouraged to collect extra goats. No one left behind. An optional bbq rib (salad, cornbread, & beans) luncheon is planned at 1:00 PM, at Craig Jeong's, 1515 Fields Drive, San Jose, 95129, in support of his participation in the "MS Waves to Wine". http://bikecan.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=22900&pg=entry Craig is suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Ride leader is a polio survivor who rides with a Smile! Rib plates are $20/each and will be available for pick-up or dine in from 10-3, please RSVP (cjeong@sbcglobal.net) so Craig can get an accurate head count.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Sun, 7 Sep 2014
Los Gatos to Big Basin

10:00 AM
60 mi, 4 M-MB, 6000 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 9 North,Hwy 236,Hwy 9 South

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at Los Gatos Park & Ride (off Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd between University Ave and Santa Cruz Ave). Regroups at Skyline and Big Basin Park. Food/drinks at the park. RideWithGPS route and route sheet here: http://tinyurl.com/lgtobb
Lane Parker
lane_parker@yahoo.com 408-398-1434

Sun, 7 Sep 2014
Mountain Goat Explorer

11:00 AM
14 mi, 5 LM, 1500 ft

Mountain Goat
Various

**** IMPROMPTU RIDE **** Come join us and ride Fleming Meadows Trail in Pollock Pines. 14 miles of 100% single track trails meandering all through Pines and Cedar trees. Approx. 2.5hr ride. Bring all necessary supplies. Meeting Location: Mormon Immigrant Trail Road. Jenkinson Lake will be on your left. Park on the right side of the road just after the 2nd dam. If you start heading up and up and don't see the lake, you went too far. Approx. 3hrs from San Jose. Plan to arrive at 10:45am. Bring lunch, snacks, water and all other necessary supplies. Please RSVP. Mabel's cell is 408 375-6379.
Mabel Plesse
mplesse@sbcglobal.net 408-867-7782

Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com

Mon, 8 Sep 2014
Mountain Goat Explorer

10:00 AM
24 mi, 4 LM, 1600 ft

Mountain Goat
Various

*** Impromptu Ride **** Come ride the most scenic trail in the western U.S. The Flume trail in Lake Tahoe starting from Tahoe Meadows. We meet up at Tunnel Creek Cafe (1115 Tunnel Creek Rd, Incline Village) to shuttle to the trailhead start. Please arrive at cafe no later than 9:45am to check-in and load up bikes. Please RSVP (775-298-2501) your spot on the 10am shuttle, $15pp. Our group is "ACTC". Bring lunch, snacks, lots of water and all other necessary supplies. More Info on Flume Trail at http://flumetrailtahoe.com/trt_description.html Mabel's cell: 408 375-6379
Mabel Plesse
mplesse@sbcglobal.net 408-867-7782

Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com

Mon, 8,15,22,29 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case. **NOTE: no Argonaut Ride on Labor Day**
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - Pine Creek

8:30 AM
44 mi, 4 LM-M, 3550 ft

Billy Goat
Pine Creek

A moderate Everest Challenge climb. This route takes us to the top of Pine Creek Rd. (el. 7,425'). Meet at the Creekside Inn at 725 N Main St. in Bishop, CA. Buy lunch at the end of the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
No Kidding

9:30 AM
18 mi, 3 LM, 790 ft

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy

Meet at the Almaden light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield. There will be a food break along the way. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Western Exploration

10:00 AM
27 mi, 2 LM, 1100 ft

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

A social ride led at an LM pace. An interesting route with some short hills; IT'S NOT A FLAT RIDE. We will be heading west with a cafe stop at Heartbeat Cafe on the return. We will regroup as necessary, and no one will be left behind. Meet in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church of San Jose, on the corner of E. Hamilton Ave, and Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 (Look for the steeple). Questions: Call or Email
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
25 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
Soquel-San Jose

Here's a nice downhill cruise from the small parking area at the top of the goat, on Summit Road just past the Summit Store. We'll ride to Capitola for a refreshment stop at Gayle's Bakery, then make a leisurely climb to return. Take Hwy 17 south, exit at Summit Rd, turn right and go past the store. If the little lot is full you can turn right on Soquel-S.J. Rd and park a little below the top. Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30+ mi, 3 LM

Billy Goat
Cienega

Meet at the Catholic church in Tres Pinos on Highway 25, outside of Hollister. We'll be riding the rolling hills of Cienega. LM pace with regroups. Lunch at the delicious Mexican restaurant in Tres Pinos at the end.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 9,16,23,30 Sep 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 9,23,30 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers PM Goat

4:45 PM
35 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Montebello,Mt Eden/Pierce

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join us for an after work goat ride. Meet at Prospect HS West parking lot, at Prospect Rd and English Dr in Saratoga. All paces are welcome. Faster riders may ride ahead and feel free to collect extra nearby goats. Ride leader will lead from the rear at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroup as needed. Do bring water and snacks.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Tue, 9,16,23 Sep 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - Rock Creek Rd./Mosquito Flat

8:30 AM
42 mi, 5 L-LM, 5900 ft

Billy Goat
Rock Creek Lower,Rock Creek Upper

We’ll climb lower and upper Rock Creek Rd., the highest paved road in California to Mosquito Flat (el. 10,220’). Option to do only 21 miles and 3,100’ of climbing. Meet out in the desert at the intersection of Lower Rock Creek Rd & Boundary Rd. From the Creekside Inn at 725 N Main St. in Bishop, CA head north on US-395/N Main St. for 12 miles, turn left at Gorge Rd./Paradise/Swall Meadows for 0.2 miles, turn right at Lower Rock Creek Rd./Old Sherwin Grade Rd. for 1.6 miles to the intersection. Buy lunch and pie-in-the-sky on the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Los Gatos Goats [BLT Ride]

9:30 AM
20 mi, 6 M

Billy Goat
Aztec Ridge,Harwood/Santa Rosa,Shannon/Kennedy

Meet at the Winfield entrance to Almaden Lake Park near the rest rooms. We will climb Harwood/Santa Rosa, Kennedy, and Aztec Ridge on our way to Los Gatos for lunch. Return to start via Shannon. Regroup at top of all hills.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Crankin Evergreen

9:30 AM
27 mi, 2 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Childcare commitment on Mondays caused me to change the day to Wednesday. Meet at the bathroom area of Lake Almaden Park (Winfield side). We'll skirt the hills to Bernal; then it's the bike trail to Evergreen where there are several choices for refreshment. Return is by a shorter route.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Johns Journeys for Delightful Delectibles

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Meet at the First Congregational Church parking lot at the S/E corner of Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, 95150. For this month's delectable journey destination, I think we will go for falafels (Dairy Belle next door if you prefer). Bring your appetite and join us. Lunch suggestions are always welcome. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
408-315-7286

Wed, 10,17,24 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 11,18 Sep 2014
Thursday Trek

9:30 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 11,18,25 Sep 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 12 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - South Lake & Lake Sabrina

8:30 AM
51 mi, 5 LM-M, 6900 ft

Billy Goat
South Lake Lower,South Lake Upper,Lake Sabrina

A big Everest Challenge climb, this route takes us first to beautiful South Lake (el. 9,835'), then to Lake Sabrina (el. 9,138’). Option to do only 20 miles and 3,200’ of climbing. Meet at the Creekside Inn at 725 N Main St. in Bishop, CA. Buy lunch on the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Fri, 12 Sep 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
22 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
San Benancio Canyon,Corral De Tierra

South of Salinas, park as close as possible to the corner of Highway 68 and San Benancio Canyon (no restrooms). We'll start from that intersection, climb San Benancio first, descend on Corral de Tierra, then reverse the route to the start. Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups. Bring plenty of water, especially if it's a hot day. If you plan to come, please phone me by Thursday evening to let me know.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sat, 13,27 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers Bohlman Morning!

7:00 AM
25 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Bohlman

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join us for an early morning goat ride. Meet at Rainbow park, 6155 Rainbow Dr, SJ, across from Lynbrook HS, by the picnic/restroom area, on Donington Dr. All paces are welcome. Faster riders may ride ahead and feel free to collect extra nearby goats. Ride leader will lead from the rear at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroup as needed. Do bring water and snacks. Please note NO ride on the 20th.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Sat, 13 Sep 2014
Mixed Marina 151M

7:00 AM
151 mi, 4 M-MB, ~9000 ft

Billy Goat
Old Santa Cruz Hwy,Highland Way,Soquel-San Jose

Bring your all-terrain bike, lunch/funds and plenty of water, snacks and sunblock for a mixed terrain tour of northern Monterey Bay, starting from Grant Park, Los Altos: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5252724
Brian Chun
bctlc8899@yahoo.com 650-938-1288

Sat, 13 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - Glacier Lodge Rd.

8:30 AM
22 mi, 5 LM-M, 3900 ft

Billy Goat
Glacier Lodge Rd

Another Everest Challenge climb, this route takes us up Glacier Lodge Rd. (el. 7,800'), a favorite starting point for rock climbers. Long stretches of 10%. Meet at Mendenhall Park in Big Pine, CA. The park is 0.1 miles west of US-395 on Baker Creek Rd. Buy lunch at the end of the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Sat, 13 Sep 2014
Giro d' Bici Bike Ride

10:00 AM
35-40-45 mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill,Bernal,Llagas/Willow Springs

Classic reservoir loop and a coffee stop in Morgan Hill. Shorter option on Oak Glen cuts off 5 miles. Longer option returns on Coyote Bike Path and adds 5 miles. Two and three Goat options have been added: Bernal, Llagas/Willow Spring. Ride at your own pace, directions provided. Meet at Bici Bike Shop, Cottle and Rochester Roads, San Jose. Maps and Cue sheet on the following links:
45-Mile Option http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1754653
40-Mile Option (Willow Spring/Llagas) http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2030773
35-Mile Option http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2036313
Ahmed Masood
ahmedmasood@msn.com 408-219-7401

Sun, 14 Sep 2014
Mt. Hamilton

8:00 AM
41 mi, 5 M-MB, 4700 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Lower,Mt Hamilton/Upper

Meet at Linda Vista school on Kirk Ave. The pace will be less than 150 minutes from Alum Rock base to the top of Mt Ham (on descent, Quimby and nearby goats are optional). Other paces are welcome/2 or 3 groups may develop. Water next to Grant Ranch Park and summit. Bring single $(s) for soda/chips at top. Wet roads cancel the ride. ROUTE = http://bikemaster.org/routes/lvs002.pdf
David Bradley
daveb2688@sbcglobal.net 408-219-3933

Sun, 14 Sep 2014
Sunday Social

9:00 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Velodrome

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield for a nice social ride. There will be a stop for snack/lunch. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 14 Sep 2014
Tortoises Riding Paved Trails

9:30 AM
35 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Sawyer Camp Trail

Start from Woodside behind the Pioneer Hotel, then take Canada Road north and then the Sawyer Camp Trail next to Crystal Springs Reservoir. Bring water and food for snacks and lunch. Plan to ride with the group and take regroups. Please phone me before Saturday evening if you have questions.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sun, 14 Sep 2014
J.A.M.B.A. Ride

10:00 AM
15+ mi, 4 LM

Mountain Goat
Various

JUST ANOTHER MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on rider input. Check the mtb@lists.actc.org site, or call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies. This is an LM/G ride---no one left behind. Hope to see you there.
Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com 408-826-2546

Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - Bristlecone Pine Forest

8:30 AM
48 mi, 6 LM-M, 6600 ft

Billy Goat
Bristlecone Pine Forest,Westgard Pass

Another big Everest Challenge climb, this route takes us to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (el. 10,100'. Option to do only 21 miles and 3,200’ of climbing. You may be charged to enter Bristlecone. Bring money or your park pass. Meet at Mendenhall Park in Big Pine, CA. The park is 0.1 miles west of US-395 on Baker Creek Rd. Carry your lunch and a lot of water on the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org

Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Crankin for Caffeine

9:30 AM
46 mi, 4 M

Billy Goat
San Felipe

Meet at the VTA (light rail) park & ride lot behind the apartments across Coleman from Almaden Lake (near the corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd in San Jose). We will travel to the Alum Rock area, cross the valley and climb a gentle San Felipe road with a stop for coffee on our return. Ride co-leaders are Tom Green (997-1939) and Bob Head 218-6556
Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net 408-997-1979

Bob Head
bnbhead@comcast.net

Mon, 15 Sep 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
32 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Reservoirs

Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), L on Monterey Rd, second right into lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's). Around the reservoirs with an out and back on Casa Loma. Lunch at Erik's.*****This is a MONDAY ride!!
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Mon, 15,22,29 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case. **NOTE: no Argonaut Ride on Labor Day**
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - Death Valley Rd./Waucoba Canyon

8:30 AM
34 mi, 5 LM-M, 3700 ft

Billy Goat
Death Valley Rd West

This Everest Challenge climb is a desert route to the top of Waucoba Canyon (el. 7,670’). Meet at Mendenhall Park in Big Pine, CA. The park is 0.1 miles west of US-395 on Baker Creek Rd. Buy lunch at the end of the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
No Kidding

9:30 AM
20 mi, 3 LM, 550 ft

Billy Goat
Bernal

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station/park and ride behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield in San Jose. We will stop for food on the way back. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Historic Places

10:00 AM
22+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

It's time to give the San Jose fire museum with its wide assortment of ancient vehicles and equipment another inspection before it moves to downtown--a spirited struggle indeed--so we'll start and end the almost-flat journey at the church at Hamilton and Leigh. We'll do coffee on San Antonio Square.
Karl Laucher
408-267-7117

Tue, 16,23,30 Sep 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 16,23 Sep 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 17 Sep 2014
Nice and Easy

10:00 AM
22-24 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
2 Or More Trails

Join me on a leisurely ride to see some interesting places. Meet at Panera in the shopping centre on Coleman Ave near Hwy 87/ Guadalupe River Trail. From Hwy 87 follow signs for Julian St, R on W St James, 2nd L on N Market St into Coleman. Or take the VTA to San Antonio, follow Paseo de San Antonio into Park Ave and go north on the GRT to Coleman. We will go on the Guadalupe River Trail, the Los Gatos Creek Trail and the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, call at Rivermark for coffee/lunch, and take the Guadalupe Trail back. If time permits we will take in the Golden Gate Bridge (replica), Levi's Stadium and the Agnews Historic Park.
Joy Owens
joy.r.owens@gmail.com 408-329-8896

Wed, 17,24 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 18 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras - Onion Valley

8:30 AM
26 mi, 6 LM-M, 5200 ft

Billy Goat
Onion Valley

The Complete Guide to Climbing calls this the hardest climb in California and compares it to Alp d’Huez. In just 13 miles we’ll climb 5,200’ to Onion Valley (el. 9,200’). Option to do only 14 miles total and 3,400’ of climbing. Long stretches of 8-10%. Meet at Dehy Park on the west side of US-395 at the north end of Independence. Look for the narrow gauge engine restoration that is going on at the site. When coming from the north, turn in just after crossing Independence Creek. Buy lunch at the end of the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org

Thu, 18 Sep 2014
Thursday Trek

9:30 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 18,25 Sep 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Thu, 18 Sep 2014
Ride to ACTC Mailing Party

7:00 PM
Any mi, 1 SL

Grizzly Bear
Utility Ride

Please check this month announcement for location of the B&BB newsletter mailing party. Ride to the party and get ride credit. Space is limited, so members please RSVP to the host at least 24 hours in advance. Record your mileage on the ACTC Ride Sign-In sheet.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Fri, 19 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras – Whitney Portal

8:30 AM
26 mi, 6 LM-M, 4600 ft

Billy Goat
Whitney Portal

A great but difficult climb out of the high desert towards Mt. Whitney. The route starts out tame and ends up tough with an average grade over 9% for the last 5.5 miles finishing at Whitney Portal (el. 8,371’). Long stretches of 10-12%. Meet at the Best Western Frontier Motel, 1008 S. Main St., Lone Pine, CA. Buy lunch on the ride at Whitney Portal.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org

Fri, 19 Sep 2014
TGIF2

9:00 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Start at Almaden Lake Park (Winfield side) in San Jose. We will do Andy Leach's ride of 9/5 in the reverse direction, with some minor changes. Coffee stop will be in Los Gatos about 6-7 miles from the end of the ride.
Bill Gallagher
wtg1940@sbcglobal.net 408-997-0218

Fri, 19 Sep 2014
TGIF Reservoirs

9:30 AM
48 mi, 3 M

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill

Start by Almaden Lake park by the restrooms.(On the Winfield side near the intersection of Coleman/Winfield in San Jose) We will take Foothill Ave and wind through the neighborhood to Santa Teresa. After climbing Bailey we will continue on McKean/Uvas to Watsonville Road. After a stop in Morgan Hill for lunch we will return on either Santa Teresa or Coyote Creek trail depending upon wind conditions. Bike trail return adds about 3 miles.
Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net 408-997-1979

Sat, 20 Sep 2014
Rolling Hills Century

8:30 AM
20/50/104 mi, 2 LM-M

Grizzly Bear
Various

Join in on a century route stretching south to Bailey then heading north to Woodside and Canada Road. Although not a Billy Goat ride, the route will be more challenging with rolling hills - but no sustained climbs. As always, all are welcome, including first time and experienced century riders. Fast riders may go ahead of the group, but all are expected to regroup at several designated stops and regroups. There are 20, 50 and 104 mile options. Ride starts at Almaden Lake Park at Winfield (East) entrance. Map and cue sheet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3230309
Ahmed Masood
ahmedmasood@msn.com 408-219-7401

Sat, 20 Sep 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
32 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
Stage,Pescadero

We'll start in front of the store at La Honda for a really pleasant and scenic ride down to San Gregorio, climbing and descending the old stagecoach route and returning up Pescadero Rd. Allow plenty of time to take Hwy 280 North, exit west on Woodside Rd/Hwy 84, cross Skyline and continue down 84 to La Honda. Bring riding and lunch supplies or you can pick up food at the Pescadero store. Phone me by Thursday evening if you want to carpool. Please plan to stay with the group and take regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sun, 21 Sep 2014
Easy Peasy Breakfast Ride

7:45 AM
23 mi, 2 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet Pam Putman at Bowers Park on Cabrillo in Santa Clara at 7:45 am for an 8 am start for an early morning ride to have breakfast at the Big Basin Cafe on Big Basin Way in Saratoga.
Pamela Putman
PAMJEAN1017@HOTMAIL.COM 408-734-3429

Sun, 21 Sep 2014
Eastern Sierras – Horseshoe Meadows

8:30 AM
47 mi, 6 LM-M, 6800 ft

Billy Goat
Horseshoe Meadows

Another very difficult climb. We’ll cycle through the Alabama Hills in route to the climb. Looking ahead, you’ll see the giant switchbacks on the flanks of the Sierras. This is the steepest section but has some of the best views on earth of Owens Valley. A false summit is followed by a short descent before climbing resumes to Horseshoe Meadows (el. 10,080'). Option to do 39 miles and 5,800’ of climbing. Meet at the Best Western Frontier Motel, 1008 S. Main St., Lone Pine, CA. Carry your lunch and a lot of water on the ride.
Dick Matthews
rmatthews2@aol.com 408-529-8382 cell

Sun, 21 Sep 2014
Sunday Social

9:00 AM
20 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Downtown San Jose

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield for a nice social ride. There will be a stop for snack/lunch. This is a group ride.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Crankin With a Twist

9:30 AM
28 mi, 3 M

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Social ride led at an M pace. Meet at the Almaden VTA Park & Ride near the corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd, San Jose. This rides takes us through New Almaden to the base of Hick's Road and back. Today's "twist" will wind through the hills of the Almaden Valley before joining Terry Kreiter's "Crankin for Caffeine" riders for socializing at the end of the ride. Regroups at top of climbs. No one left behind. Rain cancels the ride.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Crankin for Caffeine

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Social ride led at an LM pace. Meet at the Almaden VTA parking lot near corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd, San Jose. Pat Grilione's traditional route follows quiet residential streets and country roads, passing through the historic town of New Almaden. The "Crankin with a Twist" ride will join us for coffee and socializing near the end of the ride. No one left behind.
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Mon, 22,29 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case. **NOTE: no Argonaut Ride on Labor Day**
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 23 Sep 2014
All Things Being Equal

9:30 AM
24 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Autumnal Equinox

Meet at the light rail station/park and ride at the corner of Coleman and Winfield. This is a group ride with regroups along the way. We'll do a nice ride past Calero Reservoir before heading back via the path, stopping for lunch/snack on the way.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 23 Sep 2014
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

Meet at the Church on Hamilton and Leigh for a social ride through the beautiful streets of Willow Glen, Los Gatos, and Cambrian and a stretch of the Los Gatos Creek Trail. We will stop for coffee or lunch at the quaint Heart Beat Cafe in Cambrian. Regroups and no one left behind.
Rob Reicher
robreicher@yahoo.com 408-621-5651

Tue, 23 Sep 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Autumnal Equinox

Meet in Morgan Hill in the shopping center between TJMaxx and McD's. Take Tennant Ave. exit off 101. Head west, turn left at Monterey Rd and then second right into parking lot. We'll be riding up Coyote Creek Trail and looping back on Malech Rd. to Bailey. South on Santa Teresa back to MH. Lunch at Erik's
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 23,30 Sep 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 23,30 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers PM Goat

4:45 PM
35 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Montebello,Mt Eden/Pierce

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join us for an after work goat ride. Meet at Prospect HS West parking lot, at Prospect Rd and English Dr in Saratoga. All paces are welcome. Faster riders may ride ahead and feel free to collect extra nearby goats. Ride leader will lead from the rear at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroup as needed. Do bring water and snacks.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Tue, 23 Sep 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 24 Sep 2014
Lunch with Marie

10:00 AM
23 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Meet at Metcalf Park. From the freeway take Bernal to Monterey Highway. Go left on Monterey. Turn left at Menard; at the dead end go right 2 blocks to the park. We'll ride down the bike trail to Morgan Hill for lunch at Marie Callender's. Return is by the same route.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

Wed, 24 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Thursday Trek-Hilly Edition

9:30 AM
22-24 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Maze

Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. This is a fairly easy ride with some rollers. We'll stop for a quick snack on the way back. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
15 mi, 4 LM

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

If you are tired of the usual goats and want to try a new hill or two which really is in Almaden, come on this ride. We'll start south on the creek trail from the Almaden Lake Park restroom area (Winfield side), climb easy Vista de Almaden and the steeper Graystone Lane (probably more like a 4.5 but not long). We will make a coffee stop before we return.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sat, 27 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers Bohlman Morning!

7:00 AM
25 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Bohlman

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join us for an early morning goat ride. Meet at Rainbow park, 6155 Rainbow Dr, SJ, across from Lynbrook HS, by the picnic/restroom area, on Donington Dr. All paces are welcome. Faster riders may ride ahead and feel free to collect extra nearby goats. Ride leader will lead from the rear at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroup as needed. Do bring water and snacks. Please note NO ride on the 20th.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Sat, 27 Sep 2014
Around the Bay in One Day

8:00 AM
45 mi, 3 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
5 Or More Cities

Heat cancelled this ride in August. Meet at Diridon Station. We'll bike to Fremont Bart. The train takes us to Pleasant Hill. Then it's on the bike to Martinez, the Benicia Bridge to Benicia. One long hill gets us to Vallejo where we catch the ferry to San Francisco. A short bike trip along the Embarcadero to the Caltrain station. Caltrain will return us to our cars at the Diridon Station. Please call or email if you are interested in going on this ride. Bring $ for BART, ferry ride, and Caltain.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

Sat, 27 Sep 2014
Pinnacles Loop

9:00 AM
66 mi, 3 M, 2900 ft

Billy Goat
Cienega

Meet in Hollister at the Kmart shopping center, corner of Tres Pinos Rd and Ladd. Bring food for the ride. Entrance fee into the Pinnacles is free this day. Ride # HLK001. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 27 Sep 2014
Grizzlies going for Goat to Shannon Rd.

1:30 PM
32 mi, 3 M, 1,590 ft

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy

We will travel to Los Gatos to do the Shannon/Kennedy goat while taking a break at the plaza at Meridian and Redmond in Almaden Valley. Last time I was there the Yogurt Factory was dishing up goodies there. Meet at Bramhall Park, Willow St. & Camino Ramon in Willow Glen. Should return by dark, but bring lights. [View Route Sheet]
Marvin Laurence
damervclub107od@aol.com 408-292-6359

Sun, 28 Sep 2014
Sunday Social

9:00 AM
44 mi, 3 LM

Grizzly Bear
Morgan Hill

Meet at the VTA Almaden Park and Ride light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. We'll go past the reservoirs on the way down to Morgan Hill for lunch. We'll come back via the bike path. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 28 Sep 2014
Four Corners Ride

1:30 PM
15 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Four Corners Ride

Where will Ralph choose to aim this group? A bike path? A historical site? Only you can influence his choice. This (4th Sunday of every month) 15 mile ride is for new riders and old friends who like to chat. Meet at Hamilton and Leigh in the Congregational Church Parking lot.
Ralph Coole
408-264-4937

Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case. **NOTE: no Argonaut Ride on Labor Day**
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 30 Sep 2014
No Kidding

9:30 AM
~30 mi, 3 LM, 530 ft

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill

Meet at the Almaden light rail station/park and ride behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield. This is a group ride with regroups along the way. There will be regroups and we'll stop for snack/lunch on the way back.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Almaden Explorer: Noah's Coffee

10:00 AM
35 mi, 2 L

Grizzly Bear
None

We will start from the church on Hamilton and Leigh and ride through Almaden Lake, Jeffery Fontana and T. J. Martin parks then continue through Los Gatos to Noah’s Coffee. We will ride the route in reverse to return to the church.
Paul McKiernan
pmac64@ix.netcom.com 408-265-3618

Tue, 30 Sep 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Gilroy

Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), left on Monterey Rd, second right into lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's). We'll ride south to Gilroy to visit Chitactac Adams Park, an historical Native American site. We'll explore Burchell Road on our way to the park and do an out and back on Redwood Retreat Road. Lunch at Erik's Deli in MH
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 30 Sep 2014
M&M Rollers PM Goat

4:45 PM
35 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Montebello,Mt Eden/Pierce

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join us for an after work goat ride. Meet at Prospect HS West parking lot, at Prospect Rd and English Dr in Saratoga. All paces are welcome. Faster riders may ride ahead and feel free to collect extra nearby goats. Ride leader will lead from the rear at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroup as needed. Do bring water and snacks.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599